Paul Modjadji

Choreographer, Dance Master, Creative Director, Entrepreneur, Columnist, Author, Social Activist.



The first African dancer to be crowned World Dance Champion in the Dance Star World Masters (Previously European Star Dance World Championships) in the Solo Jazz Category, in 2011.

Crowned Top Dancer in the World by New York based, Talent America Showcase in 2013.

Listed as one of the 200 Young People you need to know by Mail & Guardian.

Identified as one of the 40 Influential men under 40 by Destiny Man Magazine, 2014.

Choreographed Africa’s first dance film, Hear Me Move.


Listed as 100 The Young Independent Influential young people for 2017.

As a script writer he has written for TV shows such as Do IT Yourself – Iketsetse (SABC 2), I had it all documentary Series (SABC 1), Vaya Mzansi (SABC 1), Mother of all Professions (SABC 2).

Founder of the Breaking Down Borders Africa Youth Summit. A convention of young African Leaders across the continent, launched in May 2017.

Paul’s writing work has been featured in over 10 publications including Sunday Times, Drum Magazine, Move Magazine, Loocha Magazine, African independent Magazine.

Author of Keeping My Core Intact Paul is presently a columnist for African Independent Magazine, where he writes on Youth and the African continent.

Key Awards


Premier of Gauteng’s Youth Excellence Award for Outstanding Youth Achievement


Recipient of the Inyathelo philanthropy award, from the South African Institute for Advancement


Winner of the National Heritage Council Golden Shield youth advocacy award.

Key Awards


President Barack Obama. Mandela Washington Young Leaders Award


Recipient of the Global Young Leaders Award, from the Washington DC, based Global Young Leaders Congress.


Recipient of the first South African Youth Awards, in the Arts and Entertainment category.

Creative Direction & Choreography Highlights

  • South African Year in China Closing Ceremony, Beijing, 2014 (Creative director/Choreographer) (CCTV/SABC)

  • MTV Africa Music Awards (2015) Choreographer

  • Gauteng Sport Awards (2014, 2015, 2016) Super Sport (2017) SABC 1

  • Namibian Annual Music Awards (2014 & 2017)

  • IBSA Summit, India, 2006 (Choreographer)

  • Township Entrepreneur Awards, 2016 (Choreographer)

  • SABC Crown Gospel Awards, 2012 (Choreographer)

  • Bobby Coca-Cola (Commercial) 2015,  (Choreographer)

  • Hear Me Move ,2015 (Film) (Head Choreographer)

  • The 2016 Tshwane International Trade and Infrastructure Investment Conference (TITIIC)  (Choreographer)

  • South Africa’s 20th Democracy commemoration music video, An Ideal. (2014)

  • South African Youth Awards 2017

  • South African Sports Awards 2017


Entrepreneur & Social Activist

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